Creator Rob Liefeld has no problems with Deadpool entering MCU as long as Ryan Reynolds "calls the shots"
With Ryan Reynolds filling up the shoes of the Merc-With-A-Mouth, the recently-released second installment in the franchise is currently dominating box offices worldwide.
Despite a relatively smaller budget and an unconventional approach to the world of comic book adaptations, Deadpool has managed to break all stereotypes and proved that there is an eager audience for anti-hero flicks as well.
With Ryan Reynolds playing the Merc-With-A-Mouth, the recently-released second installment in the franchise is currently dominating box offices worldwide. The Fox production beat Avengers: Infinity War to reach the number one spot over the weekend and raked in a total of $301 million including both domestic and overseas market, Polygon reported.
The release makes the Reynolds-starrer a hot property at the moment whose value is sure to soar if and when the Disney-Fox megadeal is finalized. Given the circumstances, it only makes sense that the creative minds responsible for bringing the character to life start working on a second plan to further the Deadpool universe.
In fact, comic book creator Rob Liefeld is already dishing on ideas as far as Deadpool's involvement in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) is concerned. While the creator of the R-rated character seems to be open to the anti-hero joining the shared universe, he has put forth just one condition, that Ryan Reynolds should retain creative control.
"Only if Ryan [Reynolds] calls the shots," Liefeld told Cinema Blend, talking about Deadpool's possible entry into the MCU. "If Ryan is not the guy who is helming that ship, then who cares? If Ryan is given everything that he deserves, and they say 'You can do your own thing over here under Disney,'" he added.
"I really believe Ryan who has invested so much of himself in both movies. And people don't understand. He is all but directing these movies. This sequel, he poured everything that he could into it. And I just think they gotta. And, the thing is, you look at Marvel, and there really only has been one captain of that ship. So I would hope that they go, 'Ryan, you have your own ship. They're right over here. We have the Santa Maria, and you have the S.S. Deadpool,'" Liefeld added.